Atlas I would like to give a small message of Diwali. “Tamso Ma Jyotirgamaya” (lead me from the darkness unto light) which means that where there is darkness light is needed. So to get rid of the darkness of sorrow we all have to light up the lamps of happiness. To get rid of darkness of disease, we have to light up the lamps of health. To get over the darkness of loss and failures, we have to light up the lamps of prosperity. And at last light up the lamps of true knowledge to get rid the darkness of ignorance’s. Thank you! (Speech Ends Here)
Letting kids play with fireworks is definitely frowned upon by the priggish busy bodies of the Nanny State. But we here at AoM don’t believe in coddling kids . So, while fireworks are dangerous, if kids are taught how to respect them and use them properly, they can easily go through childhood without suffering any fireworks related injuries. I started playing with fireworks when I was about 7. The only injury I ever suffered was that I stepped on a flaming egg laid by one of those chickens. I got a bad blister and a chewing out by my dad to be more careful.
The first day is called Dhanteras - On this day people buy new utensils or anything in gold or silver.
The second day is Choti Deepawali - On this day diyas are kept at any dark corner of the house to symbolize that no evil can enter the house in the lights.
The third day is Deepawali - People decorate their homes with diyas,candles and decorative bulbs and lights. Laxmi Ganesh Pooja is performed and then people light up crackers and enjoy and rich food is also prepared at home to celebrate the festival.
The fourth day is Govardhan pooja on which the Govardhan pooja is performed to celebrate the great deed of Lord Krishna who lifted 'Govardhan Parbat' on a single finger and gave protection to the people from the heavy rains.
And the last day is Bhai dooj on which sisters put 'roli teeka' on their brother's forehead and pray for their well being.
Deepawali is thus a unique light festival filled with joys and happiness!